Monday, November 18, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Upcycled Clothing Tags using Dina Wakley's Abstract Figures Stamp Set

"Recycle" is the theme of the week here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I decided to make good use of some old clothing tags by giving them a face-lift.  Here's the end result:

I don't know when/why I consciously started saving clothing tags, but I found myself sticking the ones I liked into a little jar I had in my craft room.  I don't have any idea of "cool brands" these days and I really don't care, but I found it interesting to see all the different tag styles and fonts once I started paying attention (yep- I'm nerdy like that).

I picked out three tags, slathered them with white gesso, then stenciled some white dots on.

Next I stamped them with a circle-dot shape from Altenew's Halftone Circles set.  I added all sorts of acrylic paint after that.

All that was left to do was stamp and fussy-cut out my silhouettes, then paint and decorate them.  Once they were done, I glued them to the tags.

I cut out crowns and hats to add to my silhouettes.

I used Washi tape to give some additional patterns to my silhouettes and I finished the tags off by tying white twine through the holes.

Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:



What will you recycle this week for our challenge?  Upload your masterpieces to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher for the Simon Says Stamp store.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Thinking of You Cards using Inky Antics' Branching Out

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is, "Thinking of You."  I made a couple of cards using Inky Antics' Branching Out stamp set.


I used Strathmore Mixed Media paper and did some watercoloring in the background.  Then I stenciled over the watercolors with white acrylic paint using two different dot-sized stencils.  Next I stamped and fussy-cut some branches.  I covered some of the leaves with Tim Holtz Washi tape and painted them.  I glued them onto the cards and flecked some Dylusions Black Marble ink spray onto them.  I typed the "Thinking of you," sentiment and glued that on as well.  I outlined the cards with a black Sharpie.



Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

Inky Antics Branching Out stamp set
Prima Tropical watercolors
Tim Holtz Gradient Dot stencil
Echo Park Merry Snow stencil
Strathmore Mixed Media paper
Dina Wakley white acrylic paint
Tim Holtz Salvaged Washi tape
Uhu glue stick
Black Sharpie
We R Typewriter
Dylusions Black Marble ink spray

I'm excited to see your offerings this week, so be sure to upload them to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  Not only will you inspire others, but you will also have the chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!

Monday, November 4, 2019

My Other Creations: Notebook using AALL and Create's 191 Stamp

"Thanks/Thanksgiving" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog theme.  We're also featuring products from AALL & Create.  As I was thinking about all the things I'm grateful for, the loving homes I've lived in came to mind.  That inspired this mini notebook.


I stamped the house, fussy-cut it out and colored it with Distress Crayons and some collage scraps.  I glued it onto the notebook cover, which I stamped background designs onto and colored with acrylic paint.  I added the sentiment and was done.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

How will you show your thanks this week in your project?  Upload your creation to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.